In 1997, Nick Urata and his band DeVotchKa began playing background music for local burlesque dancers in Denver. Soon the band's unique combination of Eastern European folk music and indie rock began gathering the attention of critics and fans alike. With the release of How it Ends in 2004, DeVotchK ... More >>
A common surgery for pets becomes the next battleground for animal rights.
Cathie Adams, the president of the Texas Eagle Forum who briefly chaired the state's Republican Party, made her thesis clear early in a recent presentation to the Far North Dallas Tea Party with a quote from author Paul Sperry. America is fighting a perfect enemy, one protected by religious freedom ... More >>
With the announcement of 35 Denton's initial lineup, it was only a matter of time before you felt that tightening in your chest, aka the first round of SXSW acts. North Texas' Blackstone Rangers, Ronnie Fauss, the Relatives, Somebody's Darling, Sarah Jaffe and Tedashii are all represented. Thurston ... More >>
I've learned a few things from competitive eaters lately. There's some interesting psychology at play in the sport, which arise from two opposite camps: some take a certain laissez-fair approach, while others embrace the masochism for all its worth. See Also: Interview with Kobayashi Makes sense, ... More >>
The Rangers just wrapped up their 2012 post-mortem press conference. It was by and large quite boring, probably by design. You can imagine the team's PR gurus urging the team brass to keep it vague, uninteresting, answer-free. For the most part they succeeded. GM Jon Daniels and president Nolan Ry ... More >>
See Also: The Lobster Roll Smack Down The East Hampton Sandwich Company opened Wednesday in Snider Plaza (Lovers and Hillcrest). Owner Hunter Pond recently ditched law school to test his hand in the local restaurant business (he makes no bones about it - he emphatically hated law school). When Po ... More >>
It's a strange commentary on the state of the music business that Dallas blues artists Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King will play more gigs in Turkey this year than Texas.That's the blues for you. Musical partners for more than 20 years, they have played in all 50 states, dozens of countries and rel ... More >>
Around one in the afternoon on a Thursday in July, young ladies and gentlemen walk into Dan's Silverleaf dressed elegantly in black suits and formal dresses. All of the windows and doors are covered by dark blankets and sheets. Avoiding the dancers, Warren Jackson Hearne walks into the bar fresh fr ... More >>
Gabriel Mendoza, aka DJ Gabe, has been spinning (literally, he uses turntables) since 2004. His DJ career took off when his friend, Patricia Rodriguez, pitched him on doing a psych/mod night. Gabe's response was, "Hells yes." He now spins all over town, and folks looking to unwind to some funky t ... More >>
A restaurateur flees the high rents of Manhattan for Texas, and Far North Dallas is all the better for it.
Wait a minute. Forgive me, but I must misuse and abuse a bit of Dylan Thomas here to suggest we should not let Rick Perry go quite so gentle into that good night. I'm reading a lot of crap about how he bombed in his presidential campaign because he was "ill-prepared" and committed gaffes. It's way ... More >>
Barbara Sudweeks: Second chair but no second fiddled. (Apparently they don't have fiddles in the orchestra.)Occasionally we identify interesting local folks who are as obsessed with food and restaurants as we are, and share some of their thoughts on Dallas' dining scene and food in general. T ... More >>
Atlanta's The Black Lips formed as teenagers, right before the turn of the millennium. Just a year or two later, while still in high school, the punk-influenced, retro-obsessed four-piece started touring. And they've never really looked back. Seemingly more comfortable on the road than at home, the ... More >>
Photo by Hanna RaskinNevin Gezgin teaches Dallasites how to prepare Turkish dishes.Students enrolled in the Turkish American Women Association's Saturday afternoon cooking classes in Richardson learn as much about cross-cultural dialogue as the right way to roll dolmas. Trying to determine h ... More >>
OK, so there's a clause at the bottom of the press release we just received--y'know "The list is subject to change" blah, blah blah--but lo and behold, here it is: The first round of announced performers for the 23rd SXSW festival, schedule to take place this year March 18-22. After the jump, the c ... More >>
Thirty years after Dallas, fans worldwide came, saw and were conquered.
Crossing between American and Egyptian cultures, he Said girls made one deadly misstep: They fell in love
At Afghan Grill, the fortunes of war pay delicious dividends
No, not that Phil Collins
Plus: The Turkey Test; New Sheriff in Town
An interview with Chomsky
Yes, she can. Genocide, adultery, dead cats--merry Christmas from Diamanda Galas.
Shirley Henderson juggles a love triangle in the Midlands
Atom Egoyan gets personal with the Armenian genocide in Ararat
How Maná won the war for its reputation--without even trying
Does atmosphere affect our appreciation of a drink?
Drunken Horses, and the children who must lead them over rocks and mines
The new Farrakhan sounds a lot like the old -- anti-Semitic
A Wedgwood member recounts last year's tragedy to help others--and himself--move on
As long as there's a dance floor around, Geno Delafose believes we can all get along
This Dangerous Beauty is nothing more than a one-night stand
Or, in Layne Redmond's case, a tambourine
Hedary's Lebanese Oven & Grill offers reverent interpretations of ancient dishes
In a business where being good often isn't enough, who will survive 1997?
Richard Fullington is trying to make a fortune in a slimy business
Reprise Records president defends the rights of his artists against the Right and the wrong
Disaster-relief expert Fred Cuny disappears while rendering aid in Russia